McAllister Transport ships hazardous waste over thousands of miles, but fails to properly label and package the waste transported. McAlliser Transport has violated the
|a. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
|b. Clean Air Act
|c. Clean Water Act
|d. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
d. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Option (d) is correct: “Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).” The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is a federal law in the United States that regulates the management and disposal of hazardous waste. The RCRA establishes a cradle-to-grave system for the proper handling of hazardous waste, from its generation to its final disposal.
In the scenario you provided, McAllister Transport is shipping hazardous waste without properly labeling and packaging it. This failure to adhere to proper labeling and packaging requirements for hazardous waste transportation is a violation of the RCRA. The RCRA sets forth specific regulations for the transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste to ensure that it is managed in an environmentally sound manner and does not pose a threat to human health or the environment.
Therefore, the correct answer is (d) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.